Cheesy Beef and Tomato Casserole

This hearty beef casserole feeds six and can be ready for the oven in less than 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
3/4
cup uncooked medium-grain white rice
1
cup water
1
medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (2 cups)
1
large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
1
can (19 oz) Progresso™ Vegetable Classics tomato basil soup
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 2 Place rice and water in baking dish; stir to mix. Layer cooked beef, zucchini and tomato over rice. Pour soup over top. Cut 16x12-inch sheet of foil; spray with cooking spray. Cover dish with foil, sprayed side down.
  • 3 Bake 40 minutes. Uncover dish; sprinkle cheese over top. Bake uncovered 10 to 15 minutes longer or until edges are bubbly and cheese is lightly browned.

Expert Tips

Use your garden-harvested zucchini in this hearty entrée. Large zucchini can be used if the slices are cut into quarters.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
830mg
830%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.